On this week’s episode of The Real Word, Byron and Nicole start with Zillow’s recent acquisition of VRX Media, what the latter brings to the Zillow Group ecosystem, and what it means for agents.

Next up was a BAM article on Realtor.com®’s list of the hottest housing markets of 2023, none of which were major U.S. cities and all of which stand out as more affordable options for cash-strapped homebuyers.

One even netted props from Dave Portnoy for having the best college town pizza of all time.

Today’s “Left, Middle, Right” segment started with the drop in 10-year Treasury yields (and some hopeful speculation on mortgage rates). Next was a RealDeal piece on agents calling out San Antonio’s negative traits on YouTube. And thirdly, Twitter Blue relaunched their subscription service with higher prices for Apple users.

Click on any of the timestamps below to watch: 

00:0001:24 Intro

01:24 Topic #1 – Zillow Group Acquires VRX Media

04:40 Never underestimate Zillow

07:36 Following in PlanOmatic’s footsteps??

10:35 Topic #2 – Hottest  Housing Markets for 2023

11:21 These are not major cities

12:37 They’re referencing affordability

15:47 Left, Middle, Right #1: 10 Yr Treasury Yields Drop

18:28 LMR #2: Agents call out San Antonio’s negative traits

22:22 LMR #3: CNBC – Twitter Blue relaunches

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